Five steps to producing PCR
PCR is a plastic that has attracted a lot of attention around the world recently, especially in our packaging industry.
Governments have more and more regulations on environmental protection, and many countries and regions have formulated relevant laws and regulations, requiring enterprises to recycle and use waste.
For example, the European Union’s Plastics Strategy aims to recycle and reuse all plastic packaging by 2030. Of course, our use of PCR plastics is not only an environmental behavior, the use of PCR plastics can reduce production costs, can improve our profits.
So, what’s going on with PCR plastics? How is it recycled? Let’s break it down.
The process of converting ordinary plastic into post-consumer recycled plastic involves the following steps:
Collection of waste plastic products that consumers no longer need or want, such as plastic bottles or plastic cans. In our daily lives, we can give plastic waste to roadside recyclers or recycling centers.
After collection, plastic items are sorted by type and color. This is because different types and colors of plastics have different chemical compositions and melting points and need to be processed separately to produce high-quality PCR plastics.
Clean the sorted plastic items and prepare them for disposal. Remove any labels, adhesives or other contaminants to ensure the high quality of the resulting PCR plastic.
Crush the cleaned plastic items into small pieces or particles. It facilitates our transportation and storage and also helps ensure that plastics are processed evenly.
The crushed plastic is then melted to make new plastic products, such as new plastic bottles or containers. Our packaging industry usually mixes small amounts of new plastics to ensure that the final product meets the necessary quality standards.
PCR plastic applications:
PCR plastics are used in a wide range of applications, such as packaging, automotive parts, building materials and furniture.
– It is commonly used to produce new plastic bottles, and we can mix it with raw plastic, such as 50%PCR-PET, to create a stronger, more durable product.
– Polymerase chain plastics are also commonly used in the production of plastic bags, which can be recycled and used repeatedly.
Recycling of polymerase chain reaction plastics:
Yes, PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) plastics can be recycled. Here are a few things to be aware of when recycling PCR plastics:
1. Check with your local recycling program to find out if they accept PCR plastics.
Not all recycling facilities are capable of handling PCR materials, so it is important to know if our local program accepts PCR plastics or if there are any special recycling instructions.
2. Wash your plastic well before recycling.
This will help remove any contaminants and ensure that it can be recycled efficiently.
3. Make sure you sort your plastic properly.
Different types of plastics may require different recycling processes and it is important that we can sort plastics according to the recycling guidelines in our region.
The future of PCR plastics:
The future of post-consumer recycled plastics looks promising. The following are the possible future trends of PCR plastics:
New applications :
PCR plastics are already used in a wide range of applications, but we use it for more industries and products. Such as electronic devices or other high-tech products.
As technology and manufacturing processes continue to advance, the quality and performance of polymerase chain reaction plastics are likely to continue to improve.
Many governments around the world are implementing regulations and policies that encourage the use of recycled materials, including polymerase chain reaction plastics.